A Guide to the Letter to Ruth H. Shootman, 1846 Shootman, Letter to Ruth H. Ms2017-037

A Guide to the Letter to Ruth H. Shootman, 1846

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-037


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-037
Title
Letter to Ruth H. Shootman, 1846
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a three-page letter written December 5th, 1846, from Harriet of Sandy River Church, Virginia (a town in Prince Edward County) to "Miss Ruth H. Shootman, Big Lick, Roanoke, Va."

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Letter to Ruth H. Shootman must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Letter to Ruth H. Shootman, Ms2017-037, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Letter to Ruth H. Shootman was purchased by Special Collections in May 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Letter to Ruth H. Shootman was completed in October 2017.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of a three-page letter written December 5th, 1846, from Harriet of Sandy River Church, Virginia (a town in Prince Edward County) to "Miss Ruth H. Shootman, Big Lick, Roanoke, Va." The first half of the letter provides Ruth with updates on possible and past suitors in Harriet's life and details on plans for future travel together to Texas. In the second half of the letter, Harriet talks about recent ailments, local news, and her best wishes for Ruth and her family.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Geographical Names:

  • Roanoke (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1846-12-05